Steer Wrestling Legend Rod Lyman Shares Expertise
Copper Spring Ranch Webcasts Clinics
In order to give horse lovers around the world the opportunity to continue their education, Copper Spring Ranch (CSR), is offering live webcasting of clinics featuring top clinicians in various disciplines.
The month of March at the Bozeman, Mont., ranch has focused on the rodeo arena. The series began on March 5-7 with a pole bending clinic taught by Ken Smith of Clarkston, Wash. Lynn Smith of Kinnear, Wyo., followed with her popular Better Basics Goat Tying and Breakaway Roping clinic on March 13-14.
On March 19-21, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo legend Rod Lyman of Victor, Mont., is conducting a steer wrestling clinic at the ranch. Lyman, who now trains team roping horses for CSR, will start each day at 8 a.m. The basics of steer wrestling will be covered along with horsemanship skills and techniques to give all steer wrestlers an edge, from the beginner to the seasoned competitor. Friday’s webcast is free. A $10 day per day fee will be charged for Saturday and Sunday.
Lyman is one of the most highly-regarded PRCA rodeo contestants from Montana with16 appearances at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in steer wrestling. He won the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo title in 1996 and won the Big Sky Circuit title four different times as well as capturing the all-around Big Sky circuit buckle in 1995.
The spotlight turns to barrel racing March 26-28 when Lisa Dupea Anderson of Moore, Texas, conducts a comprehensive clinic at the CSR indoor arena. Anderson, who was raised on a ranch near White Sulphur Springs, Mont., trains CSR barrel racing horses focusing on developing horses that will be life-time competitors. She has earned many amateur and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association titles including circuit qualifications and a Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo qualification.
The barrel clinic runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 26 in the classroom then begins at 8 a.m. on March 27 and 28. On Saturday, March 27, students will view a video of their arena work. Anderson has a few openings for private lessons March 24-26. The webcasts were developed with the idea that not everyone can participate in the clinics on-site.
“Copper Spring Ranch is dedicated to developing outstanding horses and horsemen. By offering these clinics to the world via the internet, we are reaching new audiences and giving people new opportunities,” general manager Gary Metcalf said. “We know it’s not like being there, but it still has value and is a very affordable option. A chat session after the clinics is being organized so viewers can ask clinicians their own questions. We want people to participate and interact and think that we will all learn from the experience.”
For anyone wanting to make a trip to the beautiful area of Montana that Copper Spring Ranch calls home, in-house auditing of the clinics is also available. The webcast and chat room will be linked through the Copper Spring Ranch website, www.copperspringranch.com.
Each year, the ranch sponsors clinics by nationally recognized experts in rodeo as well as other equestrian disciplines to foster educational opportunities for high school and college as well as other serious competitors interested in expanding their knowledge.
For additional information and pricing costs, call the Copper Spring Ranch office at 406.585.7008 or check the website at www.copperspringranch.com.
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